Catecholamines - Chronological benchmarks

Around 1900, a vasoconstrictive compound was found in an extract of adrenal medulla and adrenaline synthetized.

Towards 1930, study of several sympathomimetic agents.

Towards 1950, first alpha adrenolytics (but not called thus).

About 1955, chlorpromazine.

About 1965, first beta-blockers

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